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Zmodo Cameras

Zmodo brings a lot to the table for video surveillance. With indoor cameras, outdoor cameras, a video doorbell, smart hub repeater, and door/window sensors, you can create a complete video surveillance system of your own. Learn more about Zmodo cameras, cloud plans, and their features.

What Sets Zmodo Cameras Apart?

What Sets Zmodo Cameras Apart?

Founded in China in 2009, Zmodo has made a name for itself in video surveillance. Today, Zmodo has sold almost 8 million products and now combines home automation technology with their security cameras. You can choose from a range of indoor and outdoor cameras as well as door/window sensors. If you want access to alert clips, continuous recording and cloud storage, you can choose from Zmodo’s cloud plans: the Basic Plan (Free), 7-Day Plan ($4.99/mo.), and 30-Day Plan ($9.99/mo.). You can currently get 50% off on your Zmodo Cloud plan if you purchase additional cameras. Learn more about the innovative security products you can add to your home with Zmodo.

What we like

  • Wide-angle camera views
  • Video clip alerts for all cameras
  • Innovative smart home features for cameras

What we don’t like

  • Continuous recording not available with Basic Plan
  • No siren or camera deterrence features
Top 3 Features

Why We Recommend the 7-Day Plan

  • Wide-Angle Views

    All Zmodo cameras feature wide-angle views, from 360-degrees of pan and tilt capability with the Zmodo Snap PT camera to 180-degrees of view with the Sight 180 indoor camera.

  • Continuous Video & Storage

    See what’s happening around the clock with continuous and playback video for the day with cloud storage. Zmodo makes this possible with its cloud service plans.

  • Smart Home Features

    Video surveillance can be smart too! Set motion detection zones, alert schedules, and lighting schedules with certain Zmodo cameras.

Zmodo Cloud Plans

Zmodo Cloud Plans

    Zmodo Basic Plan

    Our take

    Pay nothing to access alert video clips for your Zmodo cameras. The Basic Plan will allow you to receive video clips whenever your camera detects motion. These clips will be stored in the cloud and viewable for up to 12 hours.

    Features include

    • Alert video clips
    • 12 hours of cloud storage

    Zmodo 7-Day Plan

    Starting at $4.99/mo

    Our take

    Get 7 days of continuous video recording, alert clip storage, custom motion zones, and more with Zmodo’s 7-Day Plan. Your videos will be stored in the cloud, and you play back as well as editor them to share with family or local authorities if necessary. Set up custom motion zones so you only get notifications for activity that matters most. The Zmodo 7-Day Plan costs $4.99/mo. for a single camera.

    Features include

    • Alert video clips
    • 7 days of cloud storage
    • 7 days of continuous video recording
    • Custom motion zones
    • Video editing
    • Time-lapse clips

    Zmodo 30-Day Plan

    Starting at $9.99/mo

    Our take

    Get 30 days of continuous video recording, alert clip storage, custom motion zones, and more with Zmodo’s 30-Day Plan. Your videos will be stored in the cloud, and you can play back as well as edit them. Set up custom motion zones so you only get notifications for activity that matters most. The Zmodo 30-Day Plan costs $9.99/mo. for a single camera.

    Features include

    • Alert video clips
    • 30 days of cloud storage
    • 30 days of continuous video recording
    • Custom motion zones
    • Video editing
    • Time-lapse clips
Zmodo Equipment and Features

Zmodo Equipment and Features

Compare Zmodo Cloud Plans

Compare Zmodo Cloud Plans

Cost Free $9.99/mo.
Alert video clips Yes Yes
Cloud storage time 12 hours 30 days
Continuous recording time None 30 days
Custom motion zones No Yes
Video editing No Yes
Our Recommended Plan

Why We Recommend the 7-Day Plan

Zmodo’s 7-Day Plan is a good fit for its competitive price-point (you’ll typically find providers that offer video recording charge around $4.99/mo. for a single camera). With this plan, you’ll still get alerts to your phone whenever motion is detected by your camera, and you have up to 7 days to review and playback video. Honestly, in the event you notice something suspicious, you’ll likely alert the authorities immediately, and that’s why we think the 7-Day Plan offers enough time for you to store, review, edit, and share recordings. If, however, you would like to store your video for a longer period of time, we’d recommend going with the 30-Day Plan.

Zmodo Warranties and Guarantees

Zmodo Warranties and Guarantees

Zmodo has two warranty terms based on the product you purchase. If you purchase an analog closed-circuit device, you’ll have a two-year warranty. If you purchase an Internet Protocol (IP) device, you’ll have a three-year warranty. Zmodo has a 60-day money guarantee if you’re not satisfied with their product.

FAQ's About Zmodo Cameras

Frequently Asked Questions About Zmodo Cameras

Does Zmodo offer professional monitoring?

No, but you can purchase a Zmodo cloud subscription to self-monitor your cameras. Based on the subscription you choose, you can get video clip alerts, replay recorded video, set up custom motion dones, and more.

Are Zmodo cameras DIY?

Yes, you will be able to install your Zmodo cameras and any other devices purchased with the provider on your own. If you have questions, you can visit Zmodo’s Support Center for assistance.

How can I cancel my Zmodo cloud subscription?

You can cancel Zmodo’s cloud service by going to the web app (user.zmodo.com), selecting the “My Cloud” option and choosing the device that you want to unsubscribe. Additional details are available on Zmodo’s website.

Do Zmodo products come with a warranty?

Yes, Zmodo has a two-year warranty for their analog closed-circuit devices and a three-year warranty for their Internet Protocol (IP) devices.

What is Zmodo’s refund policy?

If purchased directly from Zmodo, you can return the device within 60 days for a refund. If you purchased your Zmodo device from a third party store or vendor, you need to contact the store or vendor for their refund policy.


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